Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 31st March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 31st March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies today
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Clear
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Wednesday 31st March 2021, 8:34am
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Tuesday 30th March 2021, 8:51am 0cm
Monday 29th March 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 28th March 2021, 8:35am 0cm
Saturday 27th March 2021, 8:42am 1cm
Friday 26th March 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:58am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 3cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 420cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 31st March 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

That was some serious haze yesterday!

Thankfully, it's much less hazy this morning. Nice and bright and blue skies.

We are expecting a few days of calm and settled weather.

Temperatures around 13C today, rising a bit higher than that come Friday and Saturday.

The only madness this March is temperatures across Japan being warm and all those cherry blossoms appearing early.

This was in a UK newspaper yesterday, via Associated Press:

"Japan’s famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records began nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying the climate crisis is the likely cause.

Referred to in Japan as sakura, the blossoms used to reach their peak in April, coinciding with the start of the new school and business year. Yet the blooms have been creeping earlier, and now most years the flowers are largely gone before the first day of school.

This year, peak bloom was reached on 26 March in the ancient capital of Kyoto, the earliest since the Japan Meteorological Agency started collecting the data in 1953 and 10 days ahead of the 30-year average. Similar records were set this year in more than a dozen cities across Japan."

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Individual ski area data: Wednesday 31st March 2021
The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.

Hakuba Happo-one
- Mid to top areas remain open
- Back to base via lifts
- Other base courses closed
- Planned operating lifts:
- Grat quad
- Alpen quad
- Riesen quad
- Nakiyama Number 3 triple
- Adam Gondola
- Panorama pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 0cm
- Usagidaira: 0cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 220cm
- Usagidaira: 171cm
- Nakiyama: 13cm
Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

Hakuba 47
- All main courses remain open
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 185cm
- Base: 55cm
Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

Hakuba Goryu
- The Toomi and top areas remain open
- The Iimori Area is now closed
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 0cm
- Iimori: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 210cm
- Iimori: 50cm
Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

Hakuba Cortina
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 4 pair lift
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 150cm
- Base: 45cm
Planned closing date:
- Sunday 4th April

Tsugaike Kogen
- Gondola
- Han-no-ki pair lift
- Tsuga pair lift
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 201cm
- Base: 15cm
Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

Kashimayari
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 5 pair lift
Official snow depth:
- 105cm
Planned closing date:
- Sunday 4th April


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Other ski areas in the region are now closed


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Total snowfall accumulation on upper areas:

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)
* Numbers reported by ski areas

Hakuba 47832cm
Hakuba Cortina915cm
Hakuba Goryu1083cm
Hakuba Happo-one867cm
Tsugaike Kogen985cm


The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Goryu

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 31st March 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 31st March 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Wednesday 31st March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
31st March 0cm 0cm 4cm
30th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
27th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 15cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 1cm 29cm 18cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 165cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total 102cm 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total 3cm 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 420cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
165cm
[315cm]
102cm
[417cm]
3cm
[420cm]
- -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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